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World Masters Aquatics Championships Returns to Japan After 4 Years

The “World Aquatics Masters Championships Kyushu 2023,” a biennial event, has been scheduled to take place from August 2 (Wed) to August 11 (Fri), 2023. The event will be jointly held in three cities – Fukuoka, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima – and registration will begin on March 1.

World Masters Aquatics Championships Returns to Japan After 4 YearsPhoto from FINA official facebook

World Aquatics Masters Championships, held every two years, aims to promote “health, friendship, and mutual understanding” through swimming and attracts many swimming enthusiasts from around the world. This year’s event, the first since the Gwangju Championships in 2019, will be held jointly in Fukuoka, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima.

While the World Aquatics Masters Championships held simultaneously is an elite event for national representatives, the World Masters Swimming Championships is an international event in which swimming enthusiasts over the age of 25 compete for the world title. Registration will open on March 1, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. Japan time (11:00 UTC), on a first-come, first-served basis. https://registration.worldaquatics.com/

World Aquatics Masters Championships Kyushu 2023
・August 2 (Wed) to August 11 (Fri), 2023, 10 days
・Expected number of participants: approximately 100 countries/regions, about 10,000 people
・5 categories (swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming)
・Held in three cities: Fukuoka, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima

If you’re planning to visit Fukuoka, Kumamoto, or Kagoshima, a special website has been launched in English to introduce tourist information for enjoying Kyushu. It provides useful information for traveling in Fukuoka, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima, including a route guide based in Fukuoka, not only for participants of the World Aquatics Championships but for all visitors.

Fukuoka Prefecture
Kagoshima Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture
Published: Feb 28, 2023 / Last Updated: Feb 28, 2023

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